I think it would be a shame not to take advantage of assets that the club has, so long as it doesn’t disrupt the enjoyment of members. Have there been any major problems with parties, weddings over the years? I am sure there has been the odd issue, but generally it appears to be pretty easy and a good source of revenue for the club. However I am asking the question, as I really wouldn’t know.
Hurlingham will not endear itself to the local community by making itself more ‘elite’, ie by reducing external activities. I suggest we use a portion of these funds to support The Hurlingham Club Foundation, (congratulations Jamie C and team). Then we have recycling of Hurlingham asset-wealth, back into the local community. I think this should be the focus, rather than providing discounts to members.